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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #345 on: October 21, 2018, 12:10:01 pm »
You can vent over frustration.  Why not?

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« Reply #346 on: October 21, 2018, 12:54:25 pm »
I guess to some degree I'm venting. I'm feeling insecure right now as this new arrival has created fresh uncertainty for me. I feel like I need to prove myself all over again, stake out my territory all over again, and I felt like I had done that already and was happy with where everything was.  I have a strong sense that Steve sees my role as being somewhere in the range of coffee-maker, general-purpose peon, phone-answerer, typist, this sort of thing... so I am somewhat resentful of that as well. 

And we keep having these conversations where he shows up at my desk and says "Question for ya:" and the question is always some variant on "why do we do that this way, when we did things differently at my old job and I like my way better."  Whether it be the templates he wanted changed Friday or some process or procedure or document, he always comes to me to bellyache about it. And I have told him that he should discuss that stuff with Tom or Greg, not me.   Tom and Greg aren't receptive to changing things... they developed all these documents and processes, and they've been using them for years before I even started here, and they're happy with them, and they don't want to change anything. So I feel like Steve has taking to griping to me about this stuff because maybe he thinks he can bully me into changing things without instruction from the people I actually report to, which I won't.  Tom will generally jump in if he overhears these gripe sessions and "manage" Steve gently but firmly out of my hair, which I appreciate.

And yeah, the stale jokes and awkward personal interactions are also pretty grating.

Overall this Steve situation is not specifically too good, and has been weighing down my usually happy work-day.


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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #347 on: October 21, 2018, 01:12:56 pm »
Having a person assigned to making coffee is very 'old economy'.

Do you guys have a secretary too?

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #348 on: October 21, 2018, 01:22:07 pm »
I usually make coffee because I'm the one who needs coffee the worst.  Other people make coffee too if they get to it before me. Usually the people who need the coffee make the coffee.  Ed Engineer and Ted Technician often make coffee.

We don't have a secretary... a lot of the office manager type stuff is split between myself and Pete.  Phones are usually answered by either me or Boring Stories Bob, and are often just transferred to Tom and Steve because usually the calls are for them.  Maybe we should get a secretary.  It would be nice to have a Christina Hendricks type around the office. Also, Boring Stories Bob does bring a briefcase to work. He just carries his lunch in it, though. It's just a big leather lunch-box, really.  Nobody at our office has quill pens or muskets, though.

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #349 on: October 21, 2018, 02:19:33 pm »
I thought Christina had the prettiest face...

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #350 on: October 21, 2018, 03:21:32 pm »
We need a job/personality description for Minion buffer Kimmy

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« Reply #351 on: October 21, 2018, 04:53:32 pm »
I wanted to make a joke about sailors here....

I've racked my brain, asked family and friends, and even been on the phone to the Admiralty in Westminster (they hung up on me! Snooty bastards) but I can not think of a sailor joke to go with my comment.
Time for bed said Zebedee...

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #352 on: October 21, 2018, 09:06:07 pm »
What are your thoughts on Bhuddism?  It's not incompatible with atheism, and I really like what I'm learning about it so far.  I'm thinking of becoming one....

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« Reply #353 on: October 21, 2018, 09:16:21 pm »
I'd say you can't go wrong with a guy smiles even though he has a bit of a fat belly and says things like:
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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« Reply #354 on: October 21, 2018, 11:49:51 pm »
What are your thoughts on Bhuddism?  It's not incompatible with atheism, and I really like what I'm learning about it so far.  I'm thinking of becoming one....
Why?

I liked Buddhism too, it did seem more humanistic when I read some stuff.  Nonetheless, some adherents have still been able to make genocide compatible with their belief. 

Perhaps you are kidding?

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« Reply #355 on: October 22, 2018, 12:39:28 am »
Those non-religious westerners who need religion seem to like Buddhism.   Ooooh...   a religion for atheists!

I don’t think one needs a religion to implement good philosophies.

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #356 on: October 22, 2018, 12:52:21 am »
I thought Christina had the prettiest face...

She has lovely eyes...


We need a job/personality description for Minion buffer Kimmy

"Diversity Hire"

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« Reply #357 on: October 22, 2018, 06:19:46 am »
Buddhism and Christianity are close, actually.  I did a beliefs test online, and Buddhism-Christianity came 1&2 but Christianity only lost because I don't believe in the divinity.  Christianity has defacto become a descriptor for a certain kind of person, because most self-described Christians are not Christians.

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #358 on: October 22, 2018, 09:21:51 am »
Buddhism and Christianity are close, actually.  I did a beliefs test online, and Buddhism-Christianity came 1&2 but Christianity only lost because I don't believe in the divinity.  Christianity has defacto become a descriptor for a certain kind of person, because most self-described Christians are not Christians.

But that's like THE defining belief of Christianity. 

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« Reply #359 on: October 22, 2018, 06:43:15 pm »
Buddhism and Christianity are close, actually.  I did a beliefs test online, and Buddhism-Christianity came 1&2 but Christianity only lost because I don't believe in the divinity.  Christianity has defacto become a descriptor for a certain kind of person, because most self-described Christians are not Christians.

LOL

No, Buddhism and Christianity are not close.  And Christianity is not a description of personality traits.   ::)

You’ve just rendered the meaning of those terms as useless.

“What’s a Christian”?   
“someone who’s nice....   sort of like a Buddhist”. 
“Oh, what about a bad person who’s a Christian?”
“They’re not really a Christian”.
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